Let’s face it. Just being a provider of primary healthcare requires many different skills, many different hats to wear during every day. Like it or not, it comes with the territory. Patients, your community, staff, they all look to you for direction and guidance on many issues.
Like so many things in practice and in life, many of these skills are learned, but there are things you can do the speed the process, and improve greatly your effectiveness as a leader.
I think there are three areas of the leadership ladder in which good is separated from great. These primary areas include:
1. Your organizational skills and systems.
2. The ability to make rapid, effective decisions.
3. The ability to communicate at an emotional level.
This week we will discuss these three areas, with an eye towards powerful results.